Ciara, Halsey, Maluma + Madonna, Khalid To Perform At 2019 Billboard Music Awards

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The 2019 Billboard Music Awards is poised to be one for the books. The awards show will take place at MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas on May 1st, 2019, hosted by singer Kelly Clarkson.

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The dick clark productions and NBC-run show has been teasing the lineup of performers throughout the past few weeks, and recently announced a new slew of chart-topping names hitting the stage, including Ciara, Dan + Shay, Halsey and Tori Kelly, in addition to previously-announced artists: BTS featuring Halsey, Kelly Clarkson, Lauren Daigle, Jonas Brothers, Khalid, Madonna + Maluma and Panic! At the Disco. Additionally, there will be a special performance by Mariah Carey, who will be receiving the ICON Award for this year’s Award Show.

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The headliners this year certainly do not disappoint—from Khalid who just released his new chart-topping album “Free Spirit”; to Halsey, who will perform her No. 1 Billboard Hot 100 hit, “Without Me”; a new collaboration between South Korean boy-band BTS and Halsey; multi-platinum selling artist Ciara with her new hit “Thinkin Bout You”; the newly-regrouped Jonas Brothers with their smash hit “Sucker”; the highly-anticipated performance of “Medellín” as the iconic Madonna takes the stage with Latin music sensation, Maluma; and so much more. It’s destined to be highly memorable.

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According to Billboard, the “Billboard Music Awards” nominees and winners are based on key fan interactions with music, including album and digital song sales, streaming, radio airplay, touring and social engagement, tracked by Billboard and its data partners, including Nielsen Music and Next Big Sound. Big nominees for this year’s show include Cardi B (leading with the most nominations), Drake and Ariana Grande, who are all up for multiple nominations, including “Billboard Top 100 Artist,” along with Juice Wrld and Post Malone.

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The award show will stream live on May 1st, 2019 at 8 p.m. ET/PT on NBC.

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